Natalia Bryant is officially a runway model, and she started her career on a high note. This past Friday, the University of Southern California student and daughter of the late basketball icon Kobe Bryant, graced the catwalk for the first time at Versace’s Spring-Summer 2024 show during Milan Fashion Week.
Striding down the runway, Natalia, who inked a deal with IMG Models in 2021, dazzled in a Little Black Dress featuring structured shoulders and a hemline that flirted with her knees. She complemented the dress with shimmering silver flats and a chic black top-handle bag. Her beauty look was equally captivating: her long, dark hair was sleekly tucked behind her ears with hair clips, while her glowing skin and natural lip completed her runway glam.
In an exclusive interview with Vogue, Natalia couldn’t contain her excitement about her Milan debut. “I’m over the moon to have this incredible opportunity, and I can’t thank Donatella [Versace] enough for inviting me to be part of something so special,” she gushed. Donatella’s warm welcome played a big role in calming her pre-show jitters. “She was incredibly sweet and made me feel right at home, especially since it’s my first runway. Meeting her definitely helped me relax,” Natalia added.
Later the same day, she also took part in the Boss Spring-Summer 2024 show. Sitting in the front row was none other than ’90s supermodel Naomi Campbell, who Natalia cites as a major inspiration. “I’ve always been enamored by videos of Naomi and other iconic supermodels,” she confessed. “My mom always tells me, ‘Walk like Naomi, but don’t forget to bring your own flair and keep your head high.'”